Is it a secret love story?
On Dec. 10, Taylor Swift announced that she's releasing her ninth studio album, "evermore." As part of her announcement, the pop star released a still photo from the music video for one of her new tracks, "Willow." Her fashion choice in the image has Swifties speculating that she's secretly married boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
What was she wearing? A very bridal-looking white dress.
"CAN WE FINALLY ADMIT TAYLOR IS A MARRIED WOMAN?? shes literally in a wedding dress!!!" one fan tweeted. Another fan said, "This looks like a bridal photo to me, hmm tay tay??"
A third commenter said, "People, I think she got married. This is def a wedding dress and the album is called #evermorealbum."
The comments didn't stop. Some fans think she's been married for a while, or, at the very least, engaged.
"Calling it now. #TaylorSwift and Joe got married. Could easily be a wedding dress and can't see her ring finger on her left hand. #evermore… forever, until the end of time, until death do us part," one person detailed. "Taking it a step further and saying she's pregnant with a daughter, Willow."
While all this could be nothing more than fun Internet chatter, Taylor is known for dropping hints about her personal and professional life in videos and photos. Maybe there is more than meets the eye here.
According to Taylor, "evermore," is a "sister record" to "folklore," the surprise album she dropped in July.
"To put it plainly, we just couldn't stop writing songs. To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in," she said on Instagram. "I've never done this before. In the past I've always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released."
"There was something different with folklore," she said. "In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning. I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales. I loved the ways you welcomed the dreamscapes and tragedies and epic tales of love lost and found into your lives. So I just kept writing them."